As the clock ticks and 2019 General Election approaches, groups and political caucuses are building alignments and rapprochement aimed at garnering victories at the polls. Consequently, the Igbos in Isolo under Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 02 of Lagos State are not left out as they met on Thursday, March 8 to garner support for their own, Hon Jude Chukwuemeka Idimogu currently representing the constituency at the state House. JOHN SILAS reports,
The meeting which included ward leaders, interest groups and caucuses of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Isolo was called to ensure that no stone was left unturned for ultimate return of Hon. Jude Idimogu to the Lagos Law chamber in 2019.
Held at Igbo Community Centre in Okota, Eze (Dr.) Christian Nwachukwu, Eze Ndigbo of Lagos urged the ward leaders in Isolo to go to their various wards to mobilise for Idimogu
“This is our illustrious son, the onus is on you to ensure Hon. Jude wins in the next election. Therefore the essence of today’s meeting is to create a forum so that those who know him and those who do not know him will know him. If he has offended any of you, this is the time to shield your sword because there would be dialogue. If you know the importance of having somebody in the House you will know that it is God that gave us the opportunity, but God used human being to enable him to enter government.
“Today Ambode is reconstructing Nwachukwu Road, Isoshi Street, it is through the effort of Hon. Jude. Canal Road will commence soon, Also the pedestrian bridge at Ladipo Bus-stop has being awarded to save our people from accidents, it is Jude.
He needs to go back to complete some of his programmes. Within the Isolo no other politician is as hard working as Idimogu.”
He encouraged all the leaders to work for Abundance One More Time. He also tasked the people to mobilizing support for Idimogu, even as he encouraged them to get their PVC.
Honorable Jude Chukwuemeka Idimogu addressing the gathering thanked the people for honoring the invitation. He encouraged the Igbos to have interest in politics just like other tribes.
He stated that a meeting like this was crucial, adding that next meeting should be a joint meeting between Ejigbo and isolo.
“My victory last time was just God; most people did not give me a chance, but I know with God all things are possible. I am appealing, lets us work together.
He praised the Igbos whom he described as a strong-willed people. “When an Igbo man decides to do something he does it well not withstanding whether they know you or not and they spend their resources.
“If leaders like us are doing well, by the time we are stepping out there is the likelihood of another Igbo man succeeding us” He said leadership involves sacrifice and thanked the people for their patience and understanding.
Indeed there was a consensus that Hon. Jude has done well and deserved another tenure race
Many speakers called on their people to disregard any imperfections of the lawmaker and support him immensely.
Woman leader of Igbo community in Isolo, Hon. Franca urged her fellow women to bury the hatchet and support Idimogu, adding that she was happy because her fellow women were happy. ”We are going to the field to work for Jude because he is our own.”